Jimmy Barnes: Great Aussie Success Stories

Jimmy Barnes: Great Aussie Success Stories
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Channel Nine reporter Mike Munro interviews Jimmy Barnes about his early years in Glasgow and migrating to Australia as a young child. 

After a brief discussion about his working-class background, the clip transitions into showing footage of Cold Chisel's infamous destructive performance at the 1981 Countdown Awards. The clip seems to pair working-class people with violence, which is an unflattering and unfair conjoining of ideas and images.

The use of early black-and-white photos of Jimmy as a child provides a delightful biographical note and successfully accompanies his memories of growing up in South Australia. The interview is very natural and informal, and a pleasure to watch.